Posts tagged “Incentives”

Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

March 25th, 2011
Can Financial Rewards Help You Lose Weight?

The answer seemingly is yes and no. According to a study published in the US Journal of General Internal Medicine, people who are obese will readily lose weight if they thought they would lose money. However once this financial inducement stops, they are unlikely to continue. The study involved participants being given weight loss counselling […]

Cosmetic Surgeons Accused of Unnecessary Operations

February 3rd, 2011
Cosmetic Surgeons Accused of Unnecessary Operations

There are reports that a number of plastic surgeons are offering inducements to potential clients, many of whom do not need help. The companies involved are alleged to have been offering interest-free loans and loyalty cards in order to persuade people go under the knife. One particular firm was singled out. Some of its advertising […]

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